Research of the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Feelings of Loneliness of Youths


  • Olena Blynova Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Full Professor, Head of the Department General and Social Psychology, Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
  • Tetyana Kostenko Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Head of Department of Education of Children with Visual Impairments, Mykola Yarmachenko Institute of Special Pedagogy and Psychology, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Yurii Nesin Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Assistant Professor of the Chair of Hotel Catering and Tourist Business, Kherson State Agrarian and Economic University, Kherson, Ukraine
  • Olena Fedorova Сandidate of economic sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department Practical Psychology and Social Work, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Severodonetsk, Ukraine
  • Olena Chaban Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Department Theory and Methodology of Pre-School and Primary Education, Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
  • Anatolii Pyslar Graduate Student of the Department of Pedagogics, Psychology and Educational Management named after prof. Ye. Petukhov, Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
  • Ihor Popovych Kherson State University



Constructive perfectionism, professional training, student, youth, psychologists


The purpose of the study is a theoretical substantiation and empirical study of the psychological content parameters of the relationship between perfectionism and feelings of loneliness in youth. A new view of modern reality with its constant changes and increased requirements for the functioning of the individual in society has been substantiated. It is noted that such a view provokes the mass formation and spread of perfectionism and loneliness. It is noted that every day more and more people, especially young people, suffer from the imperfections of this world and the feeling of isolation from others. It has been established that socially conditioned perfectionism, concern for mistakes, doubts about one’s own actions and self-criticism have a positive significant connection with the feeling of loneliness in youth (p<.01). However, rigid perfectionism and self-centered perfectionism are inversely related to feelings of loneliness. It was found that young men are largely prone to self-centered perfectionism (p<.01). A pronounced high level of loneliness was observed in n=18 subjects. Attention has been drawn to the fact that doubts about one’s own actions and concern for mistakes inevitably provoke feelings of loneliness. Emphasis has been placed on important areas of actualization of empirical results in order to develop constructive perfectionism. It has been noted that the results obtained should be operationalized in educational and professional training of students-psychologists.


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How to Cite

Blynova, O., Kostenko, T., Nesin, Y., Fedorova, O., Chaban, O., Pyslar, A., & Popovych, I. (2021). Research of the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Feelings of Loneliness of Youths. Postmodern Openings, 12(2), 01-17.



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